In recent years I have worked as a private tutor teaching essay writing, grammar, reading, SAT preparation and phonics. Earlier I taught high school social studies; middle grades math, science, history and Latin; ESL to young adults; and college business English.
When I can I like to use games--BINGO review games; plotting hurricanes and tornadoes on maps; and discovering patterns in data. I like to bring together two or more disciplines in assignments and to provide opportunities for students to evaluate, disagree and reconsider.
I treasure the letters my students have written me thanking me for helping them to learn.
MS Ed. Middle Grades
I author two blogs, one on teaching little children how to read www.comicphonics.com and another on teaching students how to write essays www.englishwritingteacher.com. Last year I authored five children's books available as interactive apps. Also, I have written an unpublished novel about a woman who heals after the death of her child by reaching out to another child.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Science, Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Geography (University), ELA Test Prep, British History, Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Meteorology, Poetry, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics